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It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their companies’ products and services, so much?<p>I’ve spent some time trying to identify common traits in the <i>Forbes</i> list of billionaires and other similar lists of the world’s wealthiest. …

When it comes to public speaking, preparation saves perspiration

As a long time public speaker and presenter to large groups of people all over the world, I often have people say how lucky I am that public speaking …

Seek Work-Life Harmony, Not Balance – 5 Key Strategies

Work-life <i>balance</i> is a fallacy.<p>The very term is an oxymoron. Is “work” something you do apart from your “life?” Does your “life” not consist of your …

Why Founders Fail: The Product CEO Paradox

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Horowitz is co-founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz. He was co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP, and ran several product divisions at Netscape. He serves on the board of companies such as Capriza, Foursquare, Jawbone, Lytro, Magnet,</i> …

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

Successful Founders Share 4 Must-Have Skills To Bolster Any Career

Every career is different. But some skills cut across all of them. Here are four.<p>Some skills may be awesome but not in demand: While a sonnet might take your breath away, iambic pentameter doesn’t have a high market demand. But some skills by any industry are wanted just as sweetly–and as founders …

5 Strategies That Will Turn Your Employees Into Leaders

My boss once told me that managers should always have an exit strategy. Because if (fingers crossed) you receive a promotion or new position, you’ll need to have a plan in place for your departure—including a solid suggestion for someone to fill your role. And that means you need to be preparing …

Get The Job You REALLY Want

Throughout my career I have made sure that I assess my own performance at regular intervals and I will also use the opportunity to ask myself whether …

Employment

Will Your Leadership Improvements Stick?

Debate rages about how much of what is taught in leadership courses actually transfers to leadership practice. Some have suggested that knowledge transfer is as low as 10%. Other studies show the number closer to 60%. We estimate that 20% to 30% of ideas learned in leadership training turn into …

10 Things To Do Every Workday

I’ve always been focused on performance. I’m a list person. I love the feeling of crossing things off. It makes me feel productive. Plus, consistent …

Business Development

How to Get a Job with Your Dream Employer | Official LinkedIn Blog

<i>Editor’s Note: Last week, we announced LinkedIn’s 100 Most InDemand Employers, a set of rankings based on our massive professional dataset. We are</i> …

Effective Technical Leadership

Most successful projects have a single engineer responsible for driving the project forward while ensuring that strong technical decisions are made …

Product Management

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

The 1 Thing You Must Do In Every Job Interview

I recently interviewed an excellent candidate for a position at our growing startup, Likeable Local. The woman had an incredible resume, an …

Employment